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5 Fun Facts About July 13 In Hawaii History

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1. On July 13, 1898, the Hawaiian flag was lowered for the last time from the Iolani Palace, officially marking the end of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the start of Hawaii as a territory of the United States.

2. On July 13, 1978, the film "Damien: Omen II" premiered in Hawaii. The film, shot on location in Hawaii, was a sequel to "The Omen" and featured a young boy who discovers he is the Antichrist.

3. July 13, 1990, marked the official opening of the USS Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor. The USS Missouri was the site of the signing of the Japanese surrender that ended World War II.

4. On July 13, 2005, the world's largest telescope, the Keck Observatory, located on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, captured the first direct image of a planet outside our solar system.

5. On July 13, 2014, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency mistakenly issued a false missile alert, causing widespread panic and confusion across the state. The alert was later determined to be a result of human error.
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